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Britain launches EU exit process

LONDON: Britain launched the process to leave the European Union on Wednesday, saying there was "no turning back" from the historic move that has split the country and thrown the bloc's future into question. Just days after the EU's 60th birthday, Britain became the first country ever to seek a divorce from the 28-nation bloc, striking a blow at the heart of an alliance forged from the ashes of World War II. "This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back," Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs.…

UK to start EU exit process before end of March

BIRMINGHAM: Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would start the formal process for leaving the EU before April as her governing Conservative Party opened its annual conference on Sunday. Though many Conservatives headed to the congress in Birmingham, central England still jubilant about Britain's June referendum vote to leave the European Union, the centre-right government has come under increasing pressure to define what shape Brexit will take. Before Sunday, May had only repeatedly insisted that Britain would not…